342 Kevin Chemidlin - Entrepreneurship, Storytelling and Authenticity

APR 2, 202463 MIN
Podcast Junkies - Conversations with Fascinating Podcasters

342 Kevin Chemidlin - Entrepreneurship, Storytelling and Authenticity

APR 2, 202463 MIN


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In this episode, I speak with Kevin Chemidlin, a fellow podcaster and the brains behind Grow the Show. Kevin's journey from a successful corporate career to full-time podcasting is a story that resonates with anyone who's ever felt the pull towards entrepreneurship. His candid sharing of the highs and lows, including the tough decision to leave a stable job and the challenges of navigating the podcasting world, is both grounding and inspiring.

Kevin's transparency about the realities of growing a podcast and a business is refreshing. He doesn't shy away from discussing the setbacks he faced, including the impact of COVID-19 on his podcast Philly Who and the tough lessons learned from expanding his business too quickly. But it's not just about the struggles; Kevin also shares the strategies that led to his success, making this a must-listen for any podcaster looking to grow their show and turn their passion into a profitable venture.

Join us as we dive into the importance of community, the power of resilience, and the practical steps you can take to make your podcast thrive. Whether you're a seasoned podcaster or just starting out, Kevin's wisdom and experience are invaluable. So, if you're ready to take your podcast to the next level, tune in and let's grow your show together!

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Key Takeaways

00:00 Entrepreneurial Journey to Podcasting Success

11:22 Call Your Parents, Prioritize Building Systems

20:31 Podcast Growth and Monetization Insights

26:53 Sponsoring Podcasts and Overcoming Failure

32:52 Growing a Successful Podcast

40:02 Business Growth and Lessons Learned

45:57 Lessons Learned From Entrepreneurial Challenges

53:31 Podcast Growth and Connection Through Vulnerability

Tweetable Quotes

"I tried nine to five; didn't work for me. Despite Cigna's best efforts to give me everything I ever asked for, the whole time, I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur. So I had all kinds of really weird side hustles throughout those four years."
"It's been full time, literally nothing but podcasting. It's been six years later, and I've only done podcasting. I was so excited for it and it got a little bit of buzz. People were talking about it a bit, and I was like, 'Ah, finally, I got my thing.'"
"You have to learn how to prioritize things that you really don't need to do today but make all the difference in the world to make the product better all the time. Learning how to think in systems has helped me with working with clients, working with people, working with employees, and made me a great dog trainer."

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